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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. latestyle

    latestyle Active Member

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    Chef, just sent 11 list to you. I would expect not much still available.....
     
  2. TactileOne

    TactileOne Senior member

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    For me Van last run almost TTS, a bit large but not enough to size down.
     
  3. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    PM me your E-mail.
     
  4. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I am a 10.5C TTS and go 10D on the Van. I have and an wearing my Color 8 LHS today. Don't need a second. :)

    -Mike
     
  5. SoGent

    SoGent Senior member

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    My first time posting in the Alden thread & am asking for help.
    I'm jonesing for a black shell NST boot. I've checked all the usual sources with no luck.
    Can anyone help. If they can be MTO, i'm not opposed.

    thanks
     
  6. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Welcome to the thread.

    Context is all I have seen come up when searching for Black Shell Tanker. Suggest you contact them and see if you can get on their list.

    Alden no longer does MTOs according to my knowledge.

    -Mike
     
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  7. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Speaking of...

    Black Cordovan tankers from Context last night with black APC jeans (sorry about lighting).

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    I needed a nice shoe for a party last night despite the crappy weather in New York. Wore these with the jeans, houndstooth blazer and a buffalo check red and black shirt for the holidays. Walked through three or four inches of snow at times across roads and streets that were unpaved, walked across slippery subway platforms, etc. Very pleased with the performance of the boots and the overall look of the outfit

    This AM, I wiped each shoe down and brushed each shoe for a minute:

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    Who said shell boots weren't good winter boots?
     
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    J Gilbert currently has black lady calf skin NST boots on the plaza last and commando sole (half leather and lugged rubber on heel and forefoot and toe). If you can forgo shell, like the plaza last, these are available now if J Gilbert has your size. (For reference, stores typically have NST boots on either Aberdeen or barrie lasts and, sometimes, plaza. Aberdeen is Alden's narrowest last and the toe is pointed. Barrie is among Alden's wider lasts, many find it very comfortable, and is full in the forefoot and has a rounded toe. Plaza is in the middle as far as width goes of Alden lasts and has a soft squarish/rounded toe. Some think plaza is sophisticated looking and desireable. Some don't like plaza at all.)

    J Gilbert is also placing an order for black shell NST boots on plaza last and commando sole. If you really want shell and don't mind waiting, I suggest you call J Gilbert about that.

    And, as mdubs mentioned, Context seems to have a standing order (or close to it) for black shell NST boots. I believe their NST boot is on the barrie last and you will have to pay the full price for the boot upfront when you place your order. An unusual order policy, but it is the one Context requires.
     
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    MrDV Senior member

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    ravello boot
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  11. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Cordovan oxfords

    Alden 9016 (black perf captoe) from Alden NYC
    Brooks Brothers color 8 balmoral wingtips
    Cigar straight tip captoe from CitiShoes

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  12. GooseG

    GooseG Senior member

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    DV, it's just not fair :)

    I wish I would have gotten into Alden a few years ago, before boots like these were near extinct.
     
  13. thams

    thams Senior member

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    My favorite Alden boot, period. Looking forward to the day my boot arrives. I just hope my boot looks closer to this color and not the near-cigar ravello that's been making an appearance recently.
     
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    Fantastic.
     
  15. BWV988

    BWV988 Senior member

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    And that is about as close to perfection as I can imagine.
     
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    gorgeous !!
    here, here!
     
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    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
     
  18. turdburglar

    turdburglar Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Been wanting them for too long now..

    BTW- socks are from soxeteer.com :) HTH if you're going to get the nephew a pair.
     
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    dam that's to the point . . . . thank you. not interested in commando sole AT ALL but will try both anywho
     
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    As far as I know, JGilbert's only black shell boot for preorder is medallion toe. I recently asked Yenni if there were any plans for a black shell NST boot and I was told no. Have you heard differently?
     
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